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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Study Finds HIV Drugs Priced Out of Reach

    c.2015 New York Times News Service Drugs to treat HIV and AIDS are being priced out of reach for many patients enrolled in insurance plans through the new health care exchanges, despite warnings that such practices are illegal under the Obama...
  • Affordable Care Act a 'step in the right direction'

    When Tracy and Leslie Mintz gave up full-time jobs to run their ministry in Shelby, they didn't have health care insurance. Medical bills were expensive, but buying insurance on their own was also costly. They met Shuntel McRaven with JP Financial Group...
  • Covered California renewal rate tops 90%

    Covered California renewal rate tops 90%
    California officials say more than 90% of Obamacare customers renewed their policy for 2015, but the state still faces an uphill climb to reach its goal of 1.7 million enrolled before next month's sign-up deadline. The state's insurance exchange...
  • Millions may face tax penalties under health law provisions

    WASHINGTON An estimated 3 million to 6 million households that file 2014 income tax returns might incur penalties this tax season for failing to secure health insurance last year under the Affordable Care Act. Senior officials at the Treasury and...
  • 191,000 get insurance on state exchange

    191,000 get insurance on state exchange
    Maryland health exchange officials told the Senate Finance Committee of the General Assembly Wednesday that 191,000 people had signed up for public and private insurance during open enrollment, which lasts until Feb. 15. The exchange, created under...
  • The Goal Was Simplicity; Instead, There’s a Many-Headed Medicaid

    c.2015 New York Times News Service The Affordable Care Act was supposed to simplify Medicaid's myriad programs across the country to provide a more uniform medical safety net for poor Americans in every state. It hasn't worked out that way. In fact,...
  • Los Angeles Times Michael Hiltzik column

    Several aspects of public opinion on the Affordable Care Act have remained unchanging virtually since its inception: most people don't know what it does or how it affects them personally, but when asked about it in the most general terms they say they'...
  • Healthcare affects tax refunds

    As tax season approaches, many residents may be unaware of the changes for those who opted out, or bought in, to government health coverage in 2014. When filing taxes with the federal government based on healthcare coverage options, additional forms...
  • Health reform highlights shortage of mental health workers

    Health reform highlights shortage of mental health workers
    National health reform was supposed to open the doors to mental health services for hundreds of thousands of people who couldn't previously afford to get treatment, but Maryland patients are finding there aren't enough doctors. A study released Monday by...
  • Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds

    Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds
    The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable for many Marylanders, according to a new survey. The landmark law that was supposed to make insurance available to hundreds of thousands of people without coverage is costing Marylanders so much more in...